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‘Sloppy’ Mobile Voting App Used in Four States Has ‘Elementary’ Security Flaws

MIT researchers say an attacker could intercept and alter votes, while making voters think their votes have been cast correctly, or trick the votes server into accepting connections from an attacker. A mobile voting app being used in West Virginia and other states has elementary security flaws that[…]

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Facts vs Fiction: What’s the ‘Right to be Forgotten’​ Really About?

There’s still a vigorous debate going on about the ‘right to erasure’, also referred to by some as ‘the right to be forgotten.’ Its detractors strongly argue that it is tantamount to censoring lawful and factual information, and is dubious on principle. They also believe it to be deeply flawed as[…]

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New York Privacy Act Would Be Considerably Tougher Than California’s Bill

Just as legal experts have been predicting for nearly a year, individual U.S. states are starting to develop their own privacy legislation similar in form and content to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The first state to follow the lead of California is New York State, which[…]

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‘No More Obscurity’ – Octave Consulting’s Founder & Chairman Discusses Privacy and Online Surveillance at Summer Davos

Octave Consulting’s Founder & Chairman Niel Harper participated in a panel discussion on the impact of online surveillance on society at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions (Summer Davos), particularly looking at individual privacy rights and the power dynamic between data subjects versus corporations and[…]

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ISACA issues new audit programs for blockchain, CASBs and GDPR

Auditors face an onslaught of new technologies, systems and regulations to incorporate into assessments. New audit programs from global technology association ISACA give auditors additional frameworks for toolkits to provide assurance for blockchain, cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and the EU GDPR. The Blockchain Preparation Audit Program helps organizations[…]

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